Business Improvement District (BID) Grant Program - Now Open!

Maribyrnong City Council’s Business Improvement District (BID) grant program supports the growth and development of our activity centres. In 2020, there will be two streams of funding.

Funding Guidelines

Please carefully read the funding guidelines to confirm your eligibilty and to understand our funding requirements.

Download the BID Grant Program 2020 Guidelines(PDF, 1MB)

Stream One

Stream One provides grants of up to $50,000 to trader associations and groups of five or more businesses, to deliver destination marketing and group strengthening initiatives. Previous examples of successful projects include the development of a short film, a series of Night Markets in the Saigon Plaza, a pop-up small business showcase and the creation of a directory for local wedding suppliers.

Apply for Stream One funding here

Stream Two

Stream Two is a new funding opportunity, providing 50 x micro-grants of up to $1,500 each for innovative new business development activities. Examples of eligible activities include trying a new product or service, enhancing online sales capability, undertaking market research or up-skilling staff. The micro-grants will be awarded in two rounds, in September 2020 and March 2021.

Apply for Stream Two funding here

We encourage you to use local suppliers wherever possible. If you are interested in digital marketing for your business, you may wish to download the list of local companies below that provide this service.

Closing date for applications

Applications for both Stream One and Stream Two (Round 1) open on 3 July and close on 7 August. Successful projects will be selected by the Enterprise Maribyrnong Special Committee (EMSC) at their next meeting.

More information

For further information, contact Council’s Economic Development team by phoning 9688 0200 or send an email to